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Poster: The_Emperor_Of_Television Date: May 2, 2012 4:27am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Are we repeating the loss of of early TV and movies...with today's internet videos?

To my knowledge, the Wayback Machine is unable to preserve many kinds of videos, and in any case, plenty of pages for such videos have never been archived either.

While we can be sure that some producers of such content (for sites like YouTube) keep copies of their output on a safe format, there's also bound to be a bunch who will delete or lose the copies within the next 15 years. I am not a fool: YouTube will not last forever, and the same goes for other popular video sites. Also, some storage formats of today are not stable (eg. hard drives).

While some might argue that picture-slideshows of Justin Bieber songs and the lamest of "angry" game-reviewers are not worth preserving....people in 30 years might disagree. If nothing else at least examples of such content should be kept.

I know that the Internet Archive's videos are usually quite safe (which is why I am trying to produce more original content for the stock footage section), but the types of videos on this website are quite limited compared to other sites.

BTW, on an off-topic note, are self-made video game reviews OK to post on here under a creative commons licence? I am thinking of starting my own series (though the chances of me actually doing this are slim).

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Poster: The_Master_Cylinder Date: May 2, 2012 10:02am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Are we repeating the loss of of early TV and movies...with today's internet videos?

There's actually a section for video games
http://archive.org/details/gamevideos

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Poster: The_Emperor_Of_Television Date: May 2, 2012 11:48am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Are we repeating the loss of of early TV and movies...with today's internet videos?

Thanks, though I knew that, I just want to make sure a creative commons licence is OK for any reviews I make considering the use of footage from copyrighted games and the background music of such games (I *really* don't understand copyright law. I admit it. It confuses me completely. The more I know copyright, the less I know about copyright).